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VFS extends its visa outsourcing services in Asia

World October 31, 2018 12:25

By The Nation

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Residents of Brunei, Fiji, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, China and Thailand will soon be able to apply for visas for Germany through VFS Global.



VFS Global is expected to start operate the Germany Visa Application Centres in 36 new locations across 14 countries during the first quarter of 2019. In China, the addition of centres in 15 cities further strengthens access to Germany’s visa services across the country.

VFS Global will also offer a Mobile Biometric Service in 24 locations throughout the region. The Mobile Biometric Service enables applicants to submit their documents and biometric information from a location of their choice from their home or office, eliminating the need to visit a Visa Application Centre.

“We are grateful to the client governments who have shown their faith in our ability to maintain the highest levels of excellence in visa services. With the new contract, Germany visa applicants across 14 countries in Asia Pacific can enjoy streamlined and efficient visa services at VFS Global centres and avail of innovative services like the doorstep visa service,” said Zubin Karkaria, chief executive officer, VFS Global Group.

In August and September, VFS Global signed new contracts with seven other client governments to provide visa services in various regions, reaffirming its position as a market leader in the visa application outsourcing business.

“VFS Global currently operates 59 Germany Visa Application Centres across 16 countries – this new contract will take the total number of countries which have centres operated by VFS Global to 30. We are confident that applicants in the new countries of operation will appreciate the better accessibility and convenience of the visa services offered,” said Chris Dix, head of business development, VFS Global.